The Johnston County commissioners honored Shelby Stephenson for his recent appointment as N.C. poet laureate. A native and resident of the county, Stephenson played a song and read a poem for the board.
We have our differences with the Johnston County schools; that’s the nature of the relationship between a newspaper and any institution it covers. But we’ll never second guess the decision to close schools in advance or in the aftermath of a winter storm or a hurrricane.
I just had a birthday. I won’t give you my age, but here’s a big clue: I’m now one year away from Medicare. Each year the age gap between me and my students widens. I like to think I bring experience and wisdom to share with them. But I know many of them think I’m an ancient relic.
Defending state champion Chapel Hill earned its fourth straight trip to the Eastern Regionals Tuesday night by blasting Corinth Holders 80-48 in the third round of the NCHSAA 3A girls basketball tournament.
No. 5 Corinth Holders (19-6) rallied to eat away at West Carteret’s lead, then overpowered the Patriots with impenetrable defense and offensive strikes to walk off their home court with a 49-37 victory.
Fortunately for the Pirates, three quarters of solid play and, more importantly, the 17-point cushion it provided entering the final quarter, was just enough to hold off a spirited late rally from the Gryphons as Corinth Holders survived for a 46-43 victory.
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